Does a loving, forgiving God promote cheating ?

Jun 24th, 2011 | By

A new study (1) published in the quarterly International Journal for the Psychology of Religion carried out jointly by researchers from the Universities of Oregon and British Columbia, USA, suggests that a mean, punishing God actually deterred groups of college students from cheating on tests. By comparison, belief in a loving forgiving God had absolutely

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Comments : Amnesty Names Vatican in hard-hitting report

May 15th, 2011 | By

The recently published Amnesty International 400-page report, “Amnesty International Report 2011: The State of the World’s Human Rights” squarely blames the Holy See, the political arm of the Vatican for turning a blind eye over the past decades for widespread sexual abuse of children in various countries. Amongst the list of failures, it includes “not

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Comments : BBC Report : Religion to become extinct in 9 countries

May 5th, 2011 | By

A new study on census data from 9 European nations (Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland) has predicted on the basis of mathematical modelling that ‘religion will become extinct’. One of the authors of the study, Richard Weiner of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, and the

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